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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Target Stores Story???

Is this true? Someone has to know.


Wasn't it last Christmas that Target refused to let the Salvation Army ring their bells in front of their stores?
Dick Forrey of the Vietnam Veterans Association wrote.
"Recently we asked the local TARGET store to be a proud
sponsor of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall during our
spring recognition event.
We received the following reply
from the local TARGET management:
" Veterans do not meet our
area of giving. We only donate to the arts, social action
groups, gay & lesbian causes, and education."
So I'm thinking, if the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and
veterans in general, do not meet their donation criteria,
then something is really wrong at this TARGET store. We were
not asking for thousands of dollars, not even hundreds, just
a small sponsorship for a memorial remembrance.
As a follow-up, I E-mailed the TARGET U.S. Corporate
Headquarters and their response was the same.
That's their
national policy.
Then I looked into the company further.
They will not allow
the Marines to collect for 'Toys for Tots' at any of their
stores. And during the recent Iraq deployment, they would
not allow families of employees who were called up for
active duty to continue their insurance coverage while
they were on military service. Then as I dig further,
TARGET
is a French-owned corporation.
Now, I'm thinking again. If TARGET cannot support American
Veterans, then why should my family and I support their
stores by spending our hard earned American dollars!
And,
have their profits sent to France.
Without the American
Vets, where would France be today?
"They, most likely would be speaking German and trading in Deutsch Marks"
Sincerely,
Dick Forrey
Veterans Helping Veterans
Please send this on to everyone you know
to let Target know
we dont need them either
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 02:14 PM
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seems to me this has been floating around the net for years.

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I don't believe this is true chum

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Last I saw Target is traded on the NYSE and is Headquartered in MN.

I won't shop there just based on the annoying advertising
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I'm sure one of the Snopes geeks will find this.
Snopes is my homeboy. http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/target.asp
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This sounds bogus. Regardless, companies aren't obligated to give to every charity in the world. They pick and choose just like every other company (and individual) does. If they say no...just move on and ask some other company. It's trying to deflect a personal issue onto someone (some other entity) and it's not right. It's tough but not unfair.

Or...

They should just find a gay art student from a local school, give him a scholarship and have him, or her , send in the request letter.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 08:48 PM
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Way to go JimZX9R on proving this is false. Now I dont have to tell my wife to quit. I like the discount too much.

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 09:18 PM
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If I recall correctly, Target would not let Salvation Army ring the bells in front of their stores because it was found that many of the Salvation Army volunteers were pocketing some of the change.

Target is a HUGE charitable giver. They simply decided that they wanted to give $ their own way, rather than risk ripping off their customers. I believe that Target still donates quite a bit of money to the Salvation Army, but they donate it directly.

As far as the French-owned thing, that's not true. Yes, they are headquartered in MN. Target used to own Marshall Field's but it was sold recently. (Marshall Field's is soon to become Macy's, FYI).
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According to my wife, a Target employee, they had a meeting last night at the store to discuss their policy. Basically, if they were to let1 group look for donations outside the store, they would have to let other groups do the same. So their policy is they will donate to the various organizations. I know they already donate huge amounts of funds to the local school systems and you can have a percentage of your Target VISA purchases goto a school district of your choosing.

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You are correct Champ, when the bell ringers are outside they are considered soliciters, which is not something that they allow. There are not allowed to be any ads at all or donations made that arent through the head office. Just going by what I was told.

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Snopes rates it all FALSE

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/target.asp

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lol thats 2 linkes to the snopes nice

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